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R based data mining of NIH Sequence Read Archive (SRA) data


Faculty Mentor: Dimitri Traenkner
Title: Research Assistant Professor
College: Medicine
School / Department: Neurobiology and Anatomy

Project description

A recent unexpected discovery on human evolution in my research group set stage for a data mining project ideally suited for an undergraduate student with basic to advanced R skills. The project is in the exploratory phase and as such requires help on a voluntary basis. However, full support for project-based grant applications, data and writing, is granted. The project is expected to take 6 months with extremely flexible hours.

 

Keywords: human brain evolution

Student Role: Fully guided data retrieval and analysis with plenty of room for the students own creative mind.
Student Benefits: Full support in grant applications.
Project Duration: 6 month, hours flexible.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Opportunity Location Type: Hybrid
Is this a paid opportunity: ToBeDetermined
Paid Description:

Volunteer, Prepare a UROP proposal, Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis, Earn independent study credit.

Minimum Requirements: Basic to advanced R skills.
How To Apply: Contact Dr. Traenkner dimitri.trankner@neuro.utah.edu